Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
Name
Stool Pinworm Exam

CMH Lab Section
Microbiology

Specimen Requirements
A clear scotch tape prep or a pinworm collection paddle, obtained first thing in the morning before the patient has bathed or used the bathroom.

Availability
Routine

Turn Around Time
24 hrs

Special Instructions
Press the adhesive side of the scotch tape or pinworm paddle firmly against the anus, flattening the perianal skin folds. If using scotch tape, affix the tape to a glass slide and label with the patient's name. Transport in a slide holder.

Ranges
None

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